What Can a Divorce Attorney Do for Me?

There is a growing community of “do-it-yourselfers” on the internet, people who go on sites like youtube, watch a video about “how to install a new bathroom”, then turn around and do it. As impressive as it is, when it comes to divorce law, you probably still want to consider hiring an experienced Union County divorce attorney to help you through the process, and here’s why.

Divorce is not a singular topic

Unlike “installing a new bathroom”, there is no step-by-step process to follow when filing for a divorce. Every divorce is different, presents different challenges and opportunities, and only an experienced attorney will know how to navigate those challenges and opportunities successfully.

In addition, divorce is not just divorce, its deciding things like division of assets, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Each of these decisions requires extensive study and knowledge in order to understand how to achieve the results that you deserve. A Union County family lawyer will know how to do this for you, a youtube video will most certainly not.

Are you in complete agreement with your spouse about every detail?

If you and your spouse can agree on every last detail of your divorce settlement, you probably don’t need a divorce lawyer. But let’s be real, when is a divorcing couple ever in complete agreement about anything? Chances are, you are having a hard time agreeing how to divide the marital assets, you both want as much time as possible with the kids, and finding a number both parties consider fair for support agreements is challenging at the best of times.

By hiring an experienced divorce attorney, you are hiring a professional who knows how to negotiate on your behalf, someone who understands what is truly important to you and how to get you the settlement you deserve.

Divorce Court deadlines and requirements

Another reason you probably want to hire a divorce attorney is the amount of time and hassle they can save you. A divorce court will require you to file many different documents, on-time and filled out in the proper manner. Missing a deadline or an improperly filed document can cost you in terms of your divorce settlement. All of this takes a great deal of careful work and time, and if you are working full-time chances are you will either miss a deadline, or mis-file a document. Having a divorce attorney who’s full-time job is doing exactly these things for you, and who is trained and experienced in this process can relieve a great deal of stress from your already loaded and stressful agenda.

Consider the long-term consequences of agreements

Not only can a Union County divorce attorney help you with the divorce settlement you need and deserve today, they also understand how to consider the long-term impacts of any agreements you make. Ok great, you got to keep the family home in the divorce settlement, but wait, you can’t actually afford to keep the house, and it’s a buyer’s market, whoops. An experienced divorce lawyer will understand these pitfalls, and will advise you against agreeing to terms that seem initially favorable, but in the long-term cost you financially.

Contact an Experienced Union County Divorce Attorney Today

At the law offices of Edward S. Cooper, we have extensive experience helping clients negotiate and settle their divorces in a favorable and time efficient manner. We understand how to listen to a client’s needs and wishes, give them realistic expectations for their divorce, then work diligently to secure them the best possible settlement.

To speak with Edward S. Cooper today about any divorce related matter or a post-divorce modification issue, please contact us online or through our Linden, NJ offices at (908) 481-4625.